President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that b
Q: Did President Trump cancel funding to build Barack Obama’s presidential library? A: No. That story originated on a satirical news site. All presidential libraries have been constructed using private or non-federal funds. FULL ANSWER On Aug.
Facebook rumors about Crayola's marker recycling program were largely accurate, but the program is open only to schools in the U.S. (and parts of Canada).
Clinton Foundation Witness Klaus Eberwein Found Dead-Truth! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Former Haitian government official Klaus Eberwein was found dead just before he was scheduled to expose Clinton Foundation fraud before an anti-corruption
Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say that the president has the “legal right and power to decide how words in the English language are spelled”? A: No. That bogus quote comes from a “satirical” article about Presi
The White House has yet to release a list of schools or districts invited to the annual event after some claimed children in attendance appeared less diverse than in previous years.
Former President Barack Obama falsely claimed that Let’s Move, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama, “helped bring down America’s obesity rates for our youngest kids for the first time in 30 years.” In fact, research
Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is “now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, “so exactly how are you going to create more jobs”?
Summary As a candidate, Donald Trump issued a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” It contained 28 promises, and Trump says he is “mostly there on most items.” But is he? Our review of his action plan found he has kept som
It is not true that schools in the UK no longer teach about the Holocaust for fear of offending Muslim students.
Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that public schools cannot teach students about Islam? A: No. That false claim was spread by a network of fake news websites. FULL QUESTION Did the Supreme Court just shut down the teaching of Islam in our schools? Did J
Maryland, Michigan and Arizona Allow Muslims Students to Pray in Schools-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Maryland, Michigan and Arizona allow Muslims students to pray during school — but not Christian students. The Truth: Muslim students
First Full Supreme Court Ruling Has Obama Furious-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The first full U.S. Supreme Court ruling with newly confirmed Justice Neal Gorsuch has President Obama furious that the only Islam that will be taught in public schools is th
Reports that the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision about the teaching of Islam in public schools are fake news.
Q: Did all eight Supreme Court justices write a letter opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to fill a court vacancy? A: No. That false claim was made on a liberal website that misrepresented a court ruling regarding the Individuals with Disa
Reports that the FitnessGram Pacer Test was banned from schools for child cruelty originated in satire.
Heads Up: Bills Introduced While Americans Were Distracted by ‘Russian Spy Drama’-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A message circulating across social media, discussion forums and forwarded emails warns that while Americans were
The Line: Scientists cannot precisely measure climate change nor the impact of human activity on climate change. The Party: Republican In the past, some Republicans have denied that global warming and climate change are occurring — calling the f
House Bill 610 to Defund Public Education-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa has introduced H.R. 610 to defund public education. The Truth: H.R. 610 would dramatically change how federal education dollars are doled
Rosemary Labonte Letter to the Editor: New Immigrants vs Old Immigrants-Opinion! Summary of eRumor: David Labonte has forwarded a letter to the editor written by his wife, Rosemary Labonte, about “new immigrants.” The Truth: Rosemary Labont
President Trump: Handicapped, Minority Children ‘too Disruptive” in Classrooms-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump tweeted, “I agree with DeVos. Handicapped and minority children are too disruptive in the classroom. Disaster!
Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that “Obamacare is discouraging people from going to medical school.” Actually, medical school applicants and enrollees are at an all-time high. “We have not seen any indication of declining interest in medicine
President Donald Trump’s executive order — Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States – imposes a 90-day travel ban, with some exceptions, on the citizens of seven predominately Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria,
Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Offer Prenatal Care-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A viral video claims that Planned Parenthood does not provide pregnant women access to prenatal care — contrary to claims made by Planned Parenthood leade
Candidate Donald Trump won the election claiming “our country is stagnant.” But President Trump actually inherits an economy experiencing steady if unspectacular growth in output, jobs and incomes. The new president also inherits a mountai
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Education nominee Betsy DeVos says a Wyoming school might need guns to stop grizzly bears President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary thinks some K-12 schools may decide they need a gun on campu